Why hire Wendy Kerner Lucas?
Wendy Kerner Lucas is a Juilliard graduate whose clients rave about her music, her professionalism and about how much they enjoy working with her. She has performed for celebrities and royalty, and has been described by The New York Times as "first rate". She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Mohegan Sun Casino, and on a boat circling Manhattan. Wendy plays a wide range of music: classical selections, popular music, show tunes, Renaissance music, Celtic selections - with a wealth of Irish music, Italian, new age and meditative pieces, as a harp soloist and in instrumental duos with flute, violin, with a vocalist, in a string trio or instrumental quartet.
Wendy became fascinated by the magic of the harp as a young child, and at the age of seven she began playing the harp. She has won many awards for her music including the Artists International Competition (with two prize concerts in Carnegie Recital Hall)and the American Harp Society's Concert Artist Auditions - resulting in concerts across the United States. She is a Juilliard School graduate with Bachelor and Master degrees in harp performance and she loves sharing her music. She has performed for weddings, private parties, religious ceremonies, anniversaries, business functions, product demonstrations, holiday celebrations, educational programs, concerts, and more. She maintains an active harp studio teaching harp lessons to students of all ages. Her extensive experience includes regular performances throughout the tri-state area and New England, as well as throughout the country and to Europe, performing in a wide range of venues. She has performed for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, the Queen of Thailand, Johnny Mathis, the Three Irish Tenors, Leona Helmsley and has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fordham University, Saks, and the NY Botanical Gardens. Her clients have included IBM, Nivea, People's Bank, and the Glen Arbor Golf Club. Her repertoire includes favorite classical selections, well known show tunes, beautiful love songs, magical Celtic music, delightful Holiday selections and more. Whether as a soloist or in ensemble with flute, violin, cello and other instruments, her talents and personality will enchant you. She also performs regularly in an Irish group, (www.Themselvesct.com) performs with numerous orchestras, and has a CD out on the Delos label of flute and harp music entitled "Sounds of the Seine". She has a large studio of harp students, too. The New York Times called Wendy "first rate" and you will too! A recent client wrote, "What a lovely afternoon of music. Our event was a success due in part to your talent on the harp. Many guests mentioned that the music perfected the event. Thank you. I look forward to working with you again."
2007: 97 gigs
2008: 85 gigs